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Solution to stuck lids is in the bag

Solution to stuck lids is in the bag

Screw-top cans keep oil finishes fresh, but removing the cap is usually a struggle after the can sits for awhile. I avoid this problem by laying a plastic shopping bag over the can spout before I screw on the lid. After I tighten the lid, I trim away the excess plastic. The lid screws on tightly over the two layers of thin plastic and twists off easily later.

--John W. Bennett, Shelton, Wash.

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bmeyers747 wrote:

I use two small squares of waxed paper under the caps of Danish Oil. Works well to make sure the lids come off easily.

6/21/2013 01:42:56 PM Report Abuse
ZekFussel wrote:

This also works under the cap of "GOOP", all flavors of RTV's, tube type stuff as well containers of as silver solder flux, (place a round cut-out on top of material as well as at the lid) the list is too numerious to mention

8/26/2011 09:06:56 AM Report Abuse
billrd01 wrote:

I do the same thing with glue squeeze bottles after I clean out the spout top.

1/20/2011 01:07:55 PM Report Abuse

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